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CCAC/CARF Accreditation

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

What is CARF/CCAC accreditation and why is it important?

The Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC), which was acquired by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in 2003, is the nation’s only accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs).

Before CARF/CCAC was founded, consumers, financial rating agencies, and others had no clear way of determining whether a retirement community was financially stable, provided quality care, or was worthy of their investment. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit organization that surveys and accredits health and human services providers worldwide.

When the retirement community or nursing home you choose is CARF -accredited, it means the community has passed an in-depth review of its services. It is your assurance that the community meets rigorous CARF guidelines for service and quality—a qualified endorsement that your community conforms to nationally and internationally recognized service standards and is focused on delivering the most favorable results for you. A service or program that is CARF accredited has passed an in-depth on-site interview and has demonstrated substantial conformance to internationally recognized standards for quality.

CARF Accreditation

Applewood, Loomis House, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing and Loomis Village are all accredited by CARF as a continuing care retirement community. Our accreditation is a public commitment that we strive to:

    • Involve residents and their families in their service planning
    • Respect individual cultural preferences.
    • Be accountable to our funding sources, referral agencies, and the community at large.
    • Address health and safety concerns, such as building safety and emergency preparedness.
    • Maintain management practices that are efficient, cost-effective, and based on outcomes and consumer satisfaction.

For more information about CARF International, the standards, or the survey process, visit www.carf.org.